Are Godly Values Disappearing?

Are Godly Values Disappearing?

A 2015 study by Microsoft revealed the human attention span currently lasts just eight seconds — down from 12 in the year 2000. Meanwhile, the attention span of a goldfish is nine! Could it be our fixation on technology?

Ever feel like you hardly recognize our world anymore? Americans who lived through the Great Depression knew what it felt like to sacrifice, live frugally, and appreciate even the simplest luxuries. The good news is no matter how the trends turn, we can take hope in knowing their values haven’t disappeared — they just need to be shared. Here are two questions to ask yourself:

  1. What values do I want to pass along? What makes your heart beat? Are there any important experiences or life lessons you’ve never shared with those you love? You can help build a framework for what really matters simply by sharing the passions and beliefs you hold most dear.
  2. How can I best share my values? Communicating your values doesn’t have to feel intimidating. It can be as simple as candid conversation over a cup of coffee, or writing a letter. Many Christians are choosing to create or update their Will so it aligns with their values — taking care of loved ones first and then including a gift to support a ministry they care about like Grace Christian University. This is a creative way to share values and change lives.

Trends don’t have the final word. You can positively impact the next generation simply by sharing from your heart.


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